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    Four in One Weird and Occult Shorts    (about)
    This magazine was an attempt by Swan to eliminate unsold issues of various publications. The Four in One, subtitled “Supernatural Yarns”, was four separate magazines re-packaged within a new external cover, which shows a vampire rising from a coffin. Three copies have been examined with three different sets of contents, two of them including magazines that have nothing to do with the weird or the occult.

    • Publishers:
      • Gerald G. Swan, Ltd.; London, England: Four in One Weird and Occult Shorts

    Four O’Clock [#63, May 1902] (Four ’Clock Publishing Co.; Chicago, 5¢, 32+4pp, 6¾" x 10")
    Saddle-stampled on a paper like soft blotting paper which (in this copy at least) has held up quite well. There are black and white and even color TIP-IN illustrations. Strangest of all the contents page lists a “poster” called “The flower girl” and laid into this issue is indeed a color illustration of a flower girl. All the other tip-ins are on blank pages, so if this had fallen out of the middle of the magazine, it would be obvious where it goes. But a faint glue trace and a difference in the color of the paper from sunning indicates that the picture was tipped onto the FRONT COVER by a faint line of glue along the top edge. Details supplied by Darrell Schweitzer.

    Four Star Mystery    (about)
    One-shot mystery pulp. Numbering probably continued from Four Star Love.

    • Publishers:
      • Four Star Fiction Group: Four Star Mystery

    The 14th Alternative    (about)

    • Publishers:
      • Gate VI Publishing Company; Elmhurst, IL: The 14th Alternative
      • Editor: The 14th Alternative

    The Fractal    (about)

    • Publishers:
      • Fractal Ink Press; Fairfax, VA: The Fractal
      • Editor: The Fractal, #1, 2.
      • Editor: The Fractal, #3—.

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